Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

Venkatraman Ramakrishnan. He received his doctorate in Physical Sciences and obtained the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 .


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  • 1 Biographical synthesis
  • 2 Professional career
    • 1 Career path:
    • 2 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
  • 3 Sources

Biographical synthesis

Born in Chidambaram , Tamil Nadu , India in 1952 , a doctorate in Physical Sciences in 1976 by the University of Ohio and heads the Department of Medical Research of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge , in England .

Career path

Career path:

Oak Ridge National Laboratory ( 1982 – 1983 )

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( 1983 – 1995 )

University of Utah ( 1995 – 1999 ).

Cambridge Molecular Biology Laboratory since 2008 .

Nobel Prize in Chemistry

He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2009 with Thomas A. Steitz and Ada E. Yonath for their studies extructura and functioning of ribosomes and transfer of information from the DNA sequences of proteins .

He used X-ray Chrysalography in his studies , developed three-dimensional models to show how some antibiotics bind to the ribosomes of bacteria .

He made fundamental contributions to the development of antibiotics .

He deciphered the functioning of ribosomes , responsible for producing the proteins necessary to keep DNA alive . Managing to show the appearance and functioning of ribosomes at the molecular level.


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